Francis who art in Rome ...
“Papa noster ...?”
The motto of
Saint Michael the Archangel is rhetorical: “Quis
ut Deus? Who is like God?”
That is to
say no one who is of a sound mind would dare to say “Me!
I am like God ... indeed, even greater than God!”
Such a state
of affairs appears to have come to this with Francis:
sum Deus: I am greater than God! God legislates.
But I, Frances, amend, abrogate, invalidate, or abolish
what God legislates ... as I see fit.”
Is it madness?
Perhaps; or something darker in the making that has become
a problem, the magnitude of which the Church and Her popes
have not encountered in 2000 years.
his tampering with Sacred Scripture itself
has called for a revision of the Lord’s Prayer in the
way of amending the sixth petition “and lead us not into
Christ Himself taught us to pray this way apparently means
nothing to Francis. He has a better idea, a better
way to end the Our Father than Christ gave us when
He said “Thus therefore
shall you pray: Our Father ...”
(Saint Matthew 6.9)
Christ as a
in the papacy of Francis, Christ is now a secondary source.
Francis is the first.
Do you doubt it? Consider
“Every one that putteth away
his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery:
and he that marrieth her that is put away from
her husband, committeth adultery.” (Saint Matthew
“in certain circumstances,
a person who is divorced and remarried and is
living in an active sexual partnership might
not be responsible or culpable for the mortal
sin of adultery
particularly when a person
judges that he would fall into a subsequent
fault by damaging the children of the new union.”
finally declared this
to be his “authentic magisterium” through
his scandalous and deeply divisive Apostolic
Exhortation Amoris Latetia.
That is to say,
adultery — in certain circumstances — is now permissible
in the Catholic Church — no matter what Christ taught!
Why? Because Francis
has determined it to be so.
than his Lord?”
Did not Christ say
“The servant is not greater than his
Lord; neither is the apostle greater than He that sent him.”?
(Saint John 13.16) How then can any man abolish the teaching
of Christ? Is the servant greater than his Lord? Will man
strike out what God Himself engraved in stone on Mount Sinai
and what proceeded from the mouth of His Only Begotten Son?
Who, we ask, would possibly have the temerity, the audacity,
to do this? In the 2000 year history of Holy Mother Church,
only one pope — Francis — and under the specious presumption
of permitting sin — that is to say, an evil — to achieve
a counterfeit good.
not the Church teach, has She not always taught, that”
“One may never do evil that good may come of it”?
(Romans 3.8) — how then are we to reconcile what
Christ and Saint Paul taught ... with the rhapsodic teachings
of Francis — that contradict them? Saint “Peter
and the apostles answering, said [to the authorities who
threatened them]: We ought to obey God, rather than men.”
The Nine Commandments ... for
is right about adultery, then God is wrong
and we must strike out the 7th Commandment against adultery.
We are now left with Nine Commandments ...
until Francis attenuates the next ... and again demands
that we accept, with religious submission of mind and
will, his authority against God's.
concerns homosexuality, adultery and “re-marriage”, the
Holy Eucharist and its worthy reception, and now the 2000
year old Lord’s Prayer, Francis has a new solution
to a problem that does not exist — a redaction which
is not consonant with either Sacred Scripture or Sacred
Tradition — and now ... even with the words Christ
uttered Himself. Will he revise all of Sacred Scripture
to “correctly” accord with the corrupt and “progressive”
Modernist agenda that he unabashedly pursues? Who — we ask
— can correct God Himself? Indeed,
“Shall he that contends with the
Almighty instruct Him?”
(Job 40.2) It is, quite suddenly, a real question
... and one that frighteningly verges on diabolical pride.Two Solutions:
the Our Father — the
Pater Noster — in Latin:
“Et ne nos inducas
in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.”,
instead of proliferating “Our Francis who
art in Rome” into the nearly 7000 living
languages of Babel where the Novus Ordo Mass
is celebrated before an ever diminishing congregation.
And do not commit adultery
— no matter what Francis or any other disaffected
Catholic ecclesiastic tells you. It is nothing less
than sophistry. It may be okay with him,
but it is against the Seventh Commandment given
by God Himself. Let us say, rather, with Saint Peter:
“We ought to obey God, rather than men.”
Let us be perfectly
clear on this — not we ourselves — but the Catechism
of the Catholic Church teaches the following:
“The task of giving an authentic interpretation
of the Word of God, whether in its written form
or in the form of Tradition, has been entrusted
to the living teaching office of the Church
alone. Its authority in this matter is exercised
in the name of Jesus Christ. This means that
the task of interpretation has been entrusted
to the bishops in communion with the successor
of Peter, the Bishop of Rome.”
Yet this Magisterium is not superior to the
Word of God, but is its servant. It teaches
only what has been handed on to it. At the
divine command and with the help of the Holy
Spirit, it listens to this devotedly, guards
it with dedication and expounds it faithfully. All that it proposes for belief
as being divinely revealed is drawn
from this single deposit of faith.” (CCC 85-86)
It is unimaginable that we
find ourselves uttering this ... of the man called
the Pope of the Catholic Church.
In giving Saint
Peter the keys to loose and to bind (Saint Matthew 16.19),
Christ did not give him — or his successors — the
authority to abolish what He Himself taught.
was insistent: “Going therefore, teach ye all nations
... to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded
you.” (Saint Matthew 28.19-20).
What are we
to make of all this ... for it is extremely portentous of
the future of the Church and its faithfulness to Christ?
If adultery “under certain circumstances” is
now permissible — while remaining against the express will
and commandment of Almighty God — what Commandment will
be abolished next? Will fornication and every sexual activity
— indeed will violating the rest of the Divine Commandments
become licit “under certain circumstances” also? This
is a travesty. Man cannot abolish the Laws of God. — It
is not a Pharisaical “rigidity” as Francis cleverly charges
those who disagree with him — it is faithfulness, faithfulness
to God and to Holy Mother Church.
Under Francis, Christendom will crumble
— but the sacred Church of the Ages, the Faith of our Fathers,
our holy Mother the Church lives still, and will never
be overcome. Christ promised this. The authentic Catholic
Church will be smaller and holier because it will cleave
to Her Spouse Jesus Christ in enclaves, however small, throughout
the world where the Mass is still celebrated in solemnity,
dignity, and beauty — as it was before Vatican II, and where
the true teachings of the Church still prevail over the
ways of the world — and always will.
us to pray for our persecutors. Let us, then, pray for Francis.
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